Love More art journal spread (ST54)

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Love more ‘what’???
ART (you knew I’d say that first, right?!), YOURSELF, LIFE, YOUR KIDS, YOUR DOG
Just pick one thing (at least)!
Yes, I’m feeling lovey-dovey today and this art journal spread was inspired by a piece of paper I tore of a sales leaflet with two powerful words: LOVE MORE. It doesn’t matter what you it is you love as long as you put out more love into the Universe 🙂

Let’s get started!

  1. I had some leftover yellow page on my background so I used that as a base… And pulled a fun stamp of textures!
  2. I stamped all over my page with purple ink, then turquoise, then blue. Just to add to start building some texture, you know?
  3. Then came out the paints (in sky blue, magenta and coral) and the fingers for some finger painting 🙂
  4. When that was nice and dry, I pulled out another stamp from the same set and some white inks, this time for some vertical texture.
  5. Next a ‘splotchy’ stamp (again from the same set) added a nice circular contrast to the linear marks I had just done but… That didn’t stop me from adding more linear marks in purple right on top 😉
  6. I then added some Tim Holtz tissue paper with gel medium for more interest and some deli paper pieces I had painted earlier.
  7. A couple of Carabelle Studio stamps helped me build on my layers… And when I felt it was enough, I glued my two important words: LOVE MORE.
  8. I felt a stamped dragonfly and a few flowers were enough to make my page feel complete and I didn’t want it to look overdone so… I stopped!

Hope you are feeling inspired now!

Watch the video tutorial below and let me know your thoughts on this with a comment below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) as I always love to hear from you! And if you follow this tutorial make sure to post a photo of your journal page in the Facebook group so I can see it 😉

With love and sunshine,
Mimi Bondi


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  1. Really loved this video! Beautiful colors! Hope you get your problems with you tube fixed!

    • Mimi Bondi

      Thank you so much Eleanor, I’m glad you stopped by 🙂

  2. Hi Mimi,
    I just finished my first on-line lesson. I loved every minute of it. If I get enough nerve, I’ll share a picture on facebook. It certainly didn’t turn out as I’d hoped, but it is a start. I did love getting my fingers all painty too! This is the first time, in a very long time, that something has inspired me to start new and fresh!

    • Mimi Moret

      So happy to hear you are getting into mixed media full steam!! Don’t worry, it NEVER turns out as planned haha I’m so excited to hear you are feeling excited and inspired 🙂

  3. Mimi,
    Thanks so much for the great video and instructions. Your project is amazing……….great colors and composition. Since I cannot draw worth a darn, I was so pleased to see that you used stamps in this project (which is what I do). Bravo, girl for another beautiful project!

    • Mimi Moret

      I use stamps all the time too Sharon, they’re awesome and so much fun! Glad to hear you enjoyed my art journal spread, thank you so much for your lovely feedback 🙂 xx

  4. I did, in fact, order the Liquitex Basics and also some of the Pebeo iridescents as well. Getting itchy fingers to try it all out!

    • Mimi Moret

      So happy to hear! I hope you will love them as much as I do 🙂

  5. I love all the wonderful bright and happy colors! I ordered some new paints – all mine were heavy body. Once they arrive, I will start my new classes – and your books are on their way to my house as well. Thanks for sharing your art and your time! Kathy Bradley

    • Mimi Moret

      Yippee! Yes I don’t use heavy body paints much myself, I prefer my Liquitex Basics which have some transparency to create layers and so easy to spread and blend 🙂 xx mimi

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